My daughter and son in law just went on an amazing trip to Iceland and brought me back a mud mask! This is not any mud mask but one from the famous Blue Lagoon.
Most mud or clay masks work in the same way. They help exfoliate and deep cleanse your complexion. As they dry they also help remove or draw surface impurities and debris from your pores and skin. What makes mud mask different is where they originate. Blue Lagoon Mud is some of the finest in the world. It is made from geothermal silica mud, a unique and natural active ingredient. It can be used on both the face and body.
You don’t have to travel to the blue lagoon to create your own mud mask at home, but I want to now book a trip to Iceland after hearing their stories and seeing photos of this amazing country. Here is an easy recipe for you to create your own at home mask:
Natural Mud Mask
Clay or mud masks are some of the oldest natural beauty treatments still used today. You can find a variety of natural clays at your local natural food store and online. Remember you never want to use the mud from your yard as it can contain bacteria. You want sterilized clay or mud that is safe to use on your skin.
2 tablespoons natural clay
1-2 tablespoons distilled water
Mix the clay mask fresh each time using equal parts clay and water. Stir well until you have a smooth paste. To use: Spread the mixture on clean skin and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, until dry. Rinse well with warm water followed by cool water and pat your skin dry.
Yield: 1 ounce, enough for one facial mask
Note: You can also mix your clay with soy milk, sour cream or aloe vera gel and if you are a fan of using essential oils add a drop or two to your mask for a bit of aromatherapy.
þú ert fallegur!
(You are beautiful!)